3/4 Time

Blue Mountain – Easy Guitar Strumming – 3/4 Time

This is one of my favorite old cowboy tunes. I’m not sure of its origin but I think it’s probably from the early 1900s. The two tablature lines include the melody on top and the simple 3/4 time strumming pattern I played on the recording.


Here are the complete lyrics…

Blue Mountain

My home it was in Texas
My past you must not know
For I seek a refuge from the law
Where the sage and pinion grow

Blue Mountain, you’re azure deep
Blue Mountain with sides so steep
Blue Mountain with a horse head upon your side
You have won my heart to keep

For the brand “LC” I ride
And the sleeper calves on the side
I’ll own the hip side and shoulder when I grow older
Zapitaro, don’t you tan my hide

(Repeat chorus)

I chum with Latigo Gordon
I drink at the Blue Goose Saloon
I dance at night with the Mormon girls
And ride home beneath the moon

(Repeat chorus)

I trade at Muns’s store
With bullet holes in the door
His calico treasure my horse can measure
When I’m drunk and feeling sore

(Repeat chorus)

Yarn Gallus with shortened lope
Doc Few-Clothes without any soap
In the little green valley have made their sally
And for Slicks there’s still some hope

(Repeat chorus)

In the summer time it’s fine
In the winter the wind does whine
But say, dear brother, if you want a mother
There’s Ev on the old chuck line

(Repeat chorus)